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Egg Freezing

ICYMI: New Orleans' Coroner And The Pros And Cons Of Egg Freezing

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, we listened to a rad...

The Complicated Truth About Egg Freezing

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women

When Apple announced in October that they would join Facebook in covering egg freezing as part of their employee healt...

Hidden Meaning of Fertility Study Could Bode Well for Egg Freezing

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Deborah Anderson Bialis

This study does not tell us anything about freezing eggs from older women and those who don't have a good fertility profile. What the study does reveal is how effectively frozen eggs from younger, healthy women perform for patients who need them and how invaluable the decision to store one's own eggs, while young and healthy, could prove.

The Paradox of Regulating Reproduction for Family Values

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

When will we stop trying to control how and when women can reproduce? It's about time for governments to stop interfering with a woman's right to determine how to manage her most precious gift, the ability to bring new life into the world.

Sasha Bronner

Why This News Reporter Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Fertility | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

Before the sun even rises in Los Angeles, television news reporter Wendy Burch is often rushing down a freeway in her car, headed to report li...

Divorce and the Future of Your Frozen Embryos

Don Schweitzer | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Don Schweitzer

For a couple going through a divorce without a contract and are in disagreement over the future of the frozen eggs, the path can be much more difficult. Since frozen eggs are not considered life, they will be considered property to be awarded to one party at the discretion of the family court.

Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we ...

Hedging My Baby Bets: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Shannon Deep | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Shannon Deep

Turning 27 last month has put me in a weird headspace. It's a headspace where I'm thinking about things like 5-year plans and IRAs and making monthly budgets and getting a credit card with relevant airline miles. It's also a headspace where I'm looking at said credit card and thinking about how it would feel to put a cycle of egg freezing on it.

Why Egg Freezing Isn't The Answer To Every Problem

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

After spending Valentine's Day alone -- curled up on the couch in the fetal position downing pints of ice cream in between fits of sobbing -- the single 30-something (daughter of a) friend sought my opinion: She is considering freezing her eggs, postponing motherhood until a time down the road when she is married, she said. She asked me, 'Does that make sense?'

Leaning In and Speaking Up Part II: Why I Am Freezing My Eggs

Ellevate | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women

Warning: I have already been told this subject makes a lot of people uncomfortable. My employees were cool when I announced it during our Monday morning meeting, but I knew they were all cringing inside.

Tech Giants' Freeze-Your-Eggs Policy Is Not Enough

Rana Florida | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

The world's most innovative and creative organizations should be dreaming up new ways to establish a better work-life balance for all their employees. Instead of holding out a carrot on a stick for would-be mothers, they should be establishing practices to keep them engaged, productive, and excited about work while they raise their families.

Don't Put All Your Eggs (Frozen or Not) In This Basket: Speak Up And Lead The Conversation About Diverse Workplace Alternatives

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Courage is critical, because there are so many situations in which we women have to break through barriers, challenge traditional behaviors and redefine the way others see us.

Are You Going to the Egg Freezing Party?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

Yes, egg freezing provides a sort-of insurance policy for successful pregnancy later in life -- but it is not the solution to our current state of fertility. Rather, the solution is to educate and empower women and remind them to not give up hope on their body and its ability to conceive naturally.

Where Have All The 'Marriageable' Men Gone?

Tristan Bridges | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Both Apple and Facebook recently announced that they will cover egg freezing for their employees. The policies at both companies provoked a series of smart analyses of why they are simultaneously something to celebrate and challenge.

Changing Fertility Conversation: Less Fear, More Power

Aimee Raupp | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

Of course, being conscious of our fertility is a good thing, especially for women who want children one day. But being conscious is quite different than being panicked. The current conversation around fertility is telling women they should fear their declining fertility.

How Breast Cancer Can Affect Fertility

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2014. Of those diagnoses, the majorit...

IVF Confessions: in Defense of Egg Freezing

Renée Whitworth | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Renée Whitworth

The only time I was not in treatment from 2008 until 2011 was when I was pregnant or recovering from a loss. And with all these appointments came countless disappointments.

Why Would a Woman Want to Freeze Her Eggs?

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

Supporters touted egg freezing as the most important advancement in women's reproductive freedom since the oral contraceptive pill. Critics claimed that companies offering egg freezing were pressuring female employees to not have children while pursuing a career.

To Freeze or Not to Freeze: Eggs and Fallen Dominoes

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Sandra Shpilberg

Being a working mother is possible. It is even good. Yes, there is a lot more that our nation and companies can do to support working mothers (equal pay, childcare and flexibility), but do you think that progress will happen without working mothers actually working? It won't.

Egg Freezing Benefit Sends Mixed Message

Jaime Leick | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Jaime Leick

Despite fertility clinic claims that is now possible to "stop the clock" on your fertility, a successful pregnancy using frozen eggs is far from guaranteed. And far from cheap.

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Egg Freezing

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/23/2014 08:19 AM EDT on LiveScience The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cove...

It's About More Than Just Freezing Eggs...

Gail Becker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Ensuring that employers foster an environment where parents can achieve career success without compromising the needs of their family should be all of our focuses.

Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
MeiMei Fox

In my humble opinion, this condemnation of the egg freezing benefit is cynical and ridiculous. Why can't we just be grateful for companies wanting to offer coverage of an expensive out-of-pocket healthcare procedure and, even more importantly, provide women with more options about what to do with their bodies?

Jillian Berman

Why You Should Be Wary Of Egg Freezing As A Ticket To 'Having It All' | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business

Despite all of the hype, egg freezing isn't a fool-proof plan for women hoping to stave off motherhood while they climb the corporate ladder. The m...

Egg Freezing (for Heaven's Sake!)

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

Overall, what message are these companies sending young women? That they *could* have waited? That biotechnology, in its endless wonder, now makes it possible to squeeze out a few more years of loyal work before bringing a tiny new person into this world?